UPDATE: Jessica Biel has signed to be managed by Rick Yorn’s LBI. This comes after the actress left both Management 360 and CAA, and then postponed the exit with the agency. Now, it looks like Biel may well stay at CAA, which will be having a meeting with her and reshuffling the team. Biel had been with Management 360 for eight years, and had been in business even longer with Nicole King, her former publicist who became a manager at 360. Yorn reps Biel’s husband, Justin Timberlake, but she will be handled by a team of managers at LBI. She continues to be lawyered by Karl Austen, who has been making her deals since Biel was 14.
EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 @ 10:52am PDT: Jessica Biel has left Management 360. And while she is still with CAA, I’m told that she is in play. Biel discharged her managers late last week, and she will decide her future this week with CAA. That agency is preparing to reshuffle her rep team to try and keep her in the fold. Biel most recently was seen in Total Recall, the Gerard Butler soccer romcom Playing For Keeps, and Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes which premiered at Sundance. Next up, she stars in and is a producer of the Bill Purple-directed The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea opposite Chloe Moretz, Jeffrey Morgan and Mary Steenburgen. She also has that heavily troubled Nailed (she plays a woman whose nail gun accident turns her into a sex addict), but it’s unclear when that film will see the light of day, if ever. Biel is married to Justin Timberlake, who’s making strides as an actor. He’s managed by Rick Yorn and repped by WME, an agency which has to be all over this. I remember when Biel bristled at the wholesome image cultivated for her at the Aaron Spelling series 7th Heaven, and her public rebellion helped give her a shot at a film career in the first place. Maybe she feels the need to shake things up again. I could certainly see her in one of these superhero movies or action franchises.
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